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Three Planes Transected

Title: Three Planes Transected

Date: 2015

Materials: Digital hologram, 35mm slide + projector

Size: Hologram 29 x 29 cm

Installation: Gallery wall

Notes: Produced within the Summer Lodge 2015 residency at Nottingham Trent University.
29th June - 10th July 2015.


The digital hologram containing three distinct planes of light, each punctuated by a rectangular hole, is displayed in a traditional format on the gallery wall.

Light from a 35mm slide is projected across the space to illuminate the holographic rectangle.


The location and structure of the plinth, which supports the 35mm slide projector, is integral to the installation, offering a 'barrier' between the observer and the observed.

There are a series of questions raised around the nature of the illumination.  Is the projector projecting the image, seen in the hologram, in a traditional manner?  Where is the image located?  Within the hologram, within the projector or some space between the two?



Attempting to view the holographic image 'head on', at the point where traditional vanishing point perspective would become operative, caused the observer to obscure the illuminating source effectively 'switching off' the holographic image. 

The use of semi-redundant technology (slide projector) as an integral aspect of the installation, alongside advanced imaging technology (digital holographics) and the vocabulary of gallery installation (through wall-based and museum plinths) attempt to raise question around the misconception of how holographic images are ‘projected’ and their 'place' in a display culture.

See also Curved 2001




Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and, as a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, he taught on the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and has acted as a PhD examiner for a wide range of key project-based research submissions.


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